Author and Broadway performer Alexandra Silber talks with Christy McDonald about the healing power of music.Read More
7/26/18: Engler Testifies Before Congress / Lack of Detroit Hotels / Calley & Schuette / Silence the Violence
Jul 26, 2018
MSU Interim President John Engler testified before a Congressional subcommittee about the changes MSU has put in place to protect amateur athletes following the Larry Nassar abuse scandal. The MiWeek roundtable analyzes what Engler had to say and whether the changes at the University are enough. Plus, the NCAA says the main reason Detroit lost the bid for future men’s basketball Final Four games was because the city’s hotels did not have the capacity to house each of the four teams in its own hotel. How does the lack of large hotels impact future bids for large events? And as the Michigan Primary draws near, Republican candidate for governor, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, is verbally attacking front-runner Atty. Gen. Bill Schuette about how little time he has actually spent on the job over the past eight years.Read More
Jul 5, 2018
The MiWeek team and special roundtable guests, Lee Wilkins, Chair of the Department of Communication of Wayne State University, and Garlin Gilchrist II, Executive Director of U-M Center for Social Media Responsibility, take an in-depth look at the role of media in this year’s elections.Read More
Jul 5, 2018
On the next American Black Journal: CONCERT OF COLORS – Detroit’s annual diversity...Read More
News From Around Detroit
- Detroit’s home repair crisis is even bigger than experts thoughtby Louis Aguilar (Louis Aguilar | Bridge Detroit)
More than 1 in 10 Detroit households need major home repair, a new report from the University of Michigan finds.
- Is the City right to shut libraries out of federal COVID aid?by Louis Aguilar (Louis Aguilar | Bridge Detroit)
Here’s why Mayor Mike Duggan says it can’t give the city’s public libraries any of the $826 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding Detroit will receive. But some aren’t so sure he’s right.
- Belle Isle Nature Center undergoing $2 million renovationby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis | Bridge Detroit)
Programs and services at the state-run park are expected to increase in Detroit. Park leaders say they continue to prioritize increasing Detroiters’ access to educational, environmental and natural experiences.
- How Detroit has spent American Rescue Plan Act funding so farby Louis Aguilar (Louis Aguilar | Bridge Detroit)
Here’s an update on how Detroit is spending a historic amount of $826 million in federal funding aimed at combating poverty and easing the financial strain of the pandemic.
- What Detroiters need to know about COVID boosters, third doses shotsby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman | Bridge Detroit)
Many Detroiters have an important choice when it comes to efforts to update COVID-19 vaccinations, and the City’s chief medical officer is determined to help sort things out for residents.
- Progressives, moderate Dems close to agreement on Biden's legislative agenda
After public feuds between moderate and progressive Democrats cast doubt on a path forward toward agreement on the infrastructure and Build Back Better agenda, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer expressed optimism Tuesday that the dust has settled in his ranks, paving the way to a compromise. Lisa Desjardins and Yamiche Alcindor join Judy Woodruff with more.
- News Wrap: DHS Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas tests positive for COVID-19
In our news wrap Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas tested positive for COVID-19. He's fully vaccinated and is isolating at home with mild congestion. Kidnappers in Haiti who abducted 17 members of a U.S. missionary group are demanding a million dollars for each captive. North Korea stoked new tensions after firing a short-range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan.
- Why the Jan. 6 panel is pursuing a contempt vote for Steve Bannon
The special congressional committee investigating the January assault on the U.S. Capitol meets Tuesday to consider whether to recommend charging Steve Bannon with contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena and sit for a deposition. Ambassador Norman Eisen, who was a counsel to the House Judiciary Committee for the first Trump impeachment, joins Judy Woodruff with more.